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Are Social Factors Tied to Hospital Readmissions?

Posted Oct 19 2012 4:21pm

There may be several non-medical factors outside of hospitals' control that are linked to how heart and pneumonia patients fare once they're discharged, according to a fresh look at past research.

Beds lie empty in the emergency room of Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans February 14, 2006. REUTERS/Lee Celano REUTERS

Source: Reuters Health
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